Doing the unthinkable with a 51-year-old whisky
Bar 51, a round-the-world pop-up, will soon offer Joburg and Cape Town a taste of Craigellachie 51
The genesis of a great idea is often mysterious. An apple falls on Isaac Newton’s head, he discovers gravity; the spark of stone on stone leads to the first tools; and one man’s sticky bit of paper is another man’s Post-it.
I mention this because I’m trying to imagine what went through the minds of the master whisky makers at Craigellachie as they deliberated on what to do with their cask of 51-year-old single malt...